A 6 Weeks Intensive Art Foundation Course Taking Your Art To The Next Level
Watercolour, Soft Pastels, Oil Pastels & Acrylics
I had wanted to take art classes my entire adult life (30+ years) but was deathly afraid of failure and that I would find out I had no talent. When I began the course I had little knowledge about the many different mediums available much less how to use them. Who knew that I could actually paint, with Ciara’s training and clear well organised process I have since created many more, setting up my own studio, exhibiting and selling my work.
Ciara strongly encourages each of her students to push themselves beyond their comfort zone. During the 1:1 mentoring session Ciara helps each student set individual goals depending on their ability and never lets them get discouraged.
I have become a more confident individual not only with my art work but as a whole person. I eagerly encircle myself with creative people in order to grow my knowledge of the arts without fear of rejection.
I am forever indebted to you, Ciara, for believing in me
This course has helped me feel more confident and not so afraid of new challenges. I now paint on my own and not afraid to make mistakes, the skills learned from the course have given me the confidence to be independent. I highly recommend this course to challenge and find your creative self. You maybe surprised that you have a wonderful talent you didn’t know about. Ciara is an enthusiastic, energetic and a skilled instructor who is wonderful to take instruction form. Since taking the course I have gone onto sell my paintings Thanks to Ciara!
I was positively eager to start and interested to learn new techniques with various mediums. I can now practice on my own especially with acrylics. Ciara provides excellent written documents to support learning. A highly skilled and charming art teacher with warm personality who guides and encourages the student to find and develop the brain areas where student’s art talent lie (dormantly, in most cases), only awaiting to be tapped into. Thank you dear Ciara, I hope that I can and may continue learning from you.
Taking the foundation course, I have learned so much, how to blend, coulour mixing and trying different materials and many different techniques. I am more confident and the skills learned has helped me to paint independently. Ciara is an inspiring and knowledgeable teacher who instills a belief that everyone can paint in their own unique way.
Starting the creative art foundation course with Ciara was one of the best decisions I have made in my adult life! I have always had a passion for art, but had chosen what was thought to be a safer career option at University rather than pursuing a route at Art College. Even though I would greatly appreciate others work, and enjoy creative experiments with the kids, I hadn’t invested time in my own work. I was nervous to embark on this journey. What if I couldn’t do it anymore? And what was great about working with Ciara is she helped me relax. I still need reminded of that, and she does this so elegantly and full of charm I can’t help but smile when I realise I am back to old habits and judging myself too quickly and trying too hard rather than just enjoying it. When I have these moments of pure indulgence, I can’t think of anything else. Its just me and the paint and I don’t want to stop. I absolutely loved the work with acrylics and a palette knife, I never thought it possible to create something I would be proud of, and yet it is my favourite piece. For this I chose a very special place to me; Glen Coe in Scotland and now I have an eagerness to get going with so many more Scottish landscapes.
I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone, whether they have done any art before or not. We all have it in us, and Ciara helps us to find that special talent and brings in so many different techniques and ways of working that you can’t help but enjoy every minute of this wonderful journey and the appetite that develops ensures you will never stop!! As a result of the course, I see thing differently, I have new beliefs about what is possible and I just wish I had endless time to be able to fulfil all my own aspirations that are now open to me.
Ciara is an absolute inspiration, she is fun, kind, encouraging and with her magic anything becomes possible.
Many thanks once again
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